China, the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, today said it has registered a 5 per cent drop in its carbon intensity after the world's second largest economy made further structural re-adjustment to improve growth quality.
British special representative on climate change Sir David King has said India should adopt the solar energy route to bring down carbon emissions, without compromising on its developmental goals. Sir King said, on a mass scale, solar energy would be economical to coal-fired thermal energy.
Prakash Javadekar, India`s Environment minister has taken a bold stand on the carbon emissions issue and stated a stark and inevitable truth.Though he emphasised on the fact that India is committed to reduce carbon emissions, it may increase in the process of development and poverty eradication.
Stating that developing countries like India were right in asking for a differentiated treatment on cutting down of carbon footprint, a top British official today said negotiators should be more "pragmatic" and help find consensus by 2015.
A first-ever global deal on curbing the airline industry`s rising carbon emissions was agreed Friday, the International Civil Aviation Organization said, though hammering out the details could take years.